Category Archives: Strange But True!

Things which strike me as well Strange!

Can You Imagine….?

Can you imagine the song writers now trying to write their hits in the current climate?

“Saturday Night at the Movies/The Drifters – Saturday night at the movies, Who cares what picture you see when you’re huggin’ with your baby in the last row in the balcony?” Now it would be “Saturday night at the movies, who cares what picture you see when you’re socially distanced with your baby, face masks for you and me”!!!!!!!!!!!

Or how about “Uptown Girl/Billy Joel – I’m gonna try for an uptown girl, She’s been living in her white bread world, As long as anyone with hot blood can, And now she’s looking for a downtown man That’s what I am” Now it would be “I’m gonna try for an Uptown Girl, She’s been living in her current Tier, As long as I’m in the same Tier, and now she’s looking for a downtown Tier That’s where I am”!!!!!!!

Or “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree/Brenda Lee – Rockin’ around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some caroling” Now it would be “Rockin Around the Christmas tree, only six at the Christmas party hop, Mistletoe hung where you can see, Let the Christmas spirit ring, later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some socially distanced caroling”!!!!!

It’s the same with our favourite novels can you imagine how they would be written today? How would Hercule Poirot manage to do his final reveal at the end of the book if only six people could be in the room at one time? Can you imagine George R.R. Martin having to deal with all his characters under the restrictions today? The books would be even longer!!!!!! Harry Potter not able to go to Hogwarts but doing his wand work over the computer and blowing it up!!!!!!!!

It’s also the same with our favourite movies. No way could you film the biggest scene for extras ever in a movie at the moment which was “Ghandi” his funeral which had 300,000 extras! Or “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy which had 20,000 extras in or “Around the World in Eighty Days” which had over 60,000 extras, spread out in 13 countries and 112 locations!!

Anyway I hope you have had a little giggle at the above but it does make you wonder…….!

Have a Terrific Tuesday.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Friday 13th?



We were talking earlier in the week about superstitions and here we are on Friday 13th!  Do you worry about Friday 13th?  I must say, touch wood (!), that it doesn’t bother me!!!!!! Ha, Ha!!!!!!!

I must admit I have never had the bad luck that other people have said they have had on this day but then are they noticing things because of the date and on any other date they wouldn’t have noticed it!!!!

I have been working at my desk all day and not got any of my house jobs done but I am going to get them done in the morning whilst DH and Youngest are out at swimming.  We had a sprinkling of snow this morning but no more and Treacle was most disappointed! 

Quilting tomorrow and Sunday as well – I am going to ignore all the other jobs that really need to be done and push them back a week, well its a plan!!!!!

I hope everyone has a lovely Winter’s weekend and Happy Thoughts to all.

Hugs, Susie x

Very Cold Weather But….

IMG_20160121_081438This has been what my car has looked like every morning, heavy frost and very cold.  But I just love the patterns of the ice on the window.

The weather is supposed to get a little warmer by the end of the week but at the moment it is really cold but still no snow.  However these days do provide some great pictures.

IMG_20160203_164558The sunset when I was on my way to fetch Youngest from school.  Love the tree in all its bareness!

On March 6th the weather conditions were just right for lots of parts in the UK to see the Northern Lights, especially in Scotland.

Brian Doyle captured the kaleidoscope of colours over Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire

This was taken looking over Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire (from the BBC News Website).  We have had friends who have paid quite a lot of money to go on trips up the coast of Norway and into the Arctic Circle specifically to see the Northern Lights and have not seen them at all!!!  We didn’t see them here in Derbyshire unfortunately.  However as we are going to Scotland for our vacation in a few weeks you never know, we may get to see them then!

Tonight I have a basket of ironing to do but hopefully tomorrow evening I will be able to do some more sewing.

I hope your Tuesday is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

I Want To Believe!

There are lots of talks happening about an X-Files Revival for a short run with all the main characters reprising their roles!!!  I really want to believe this will happen as I really do love the show!  It would be great to wrap up some of the story lines that the ending sort of wrapped up but really didn’t!

So I am keeping my fingers crossed it will happen.

Today has been a non day of getting things completed, as we are all away on vacation at the end of the week to see our friends who have moved to France!  It will be great to see them and their new home but there is much to do before then.

The baby quilt is finished I just need to sandwich it and get it quilted but I have put it to one side for now as I have something to try and get finished this week!!! 

Getting quite tired now as we are getting ready for the school holidays and I will be glad that the next two weeks there will be no after school events or swimming!!!!!!!

Hope you are having a good Monday.

Hugs, Susie x

Solar Eclipse

This is a picture from a city near us.  I actually saw the eclipse just before the clouds came.  Amazing!!!  The sun had a smile!

Treacle was running around in the garden like a lunatic, but the birds did stop singing!  It certainly got a little darker as the lights in the house got brighter, obviously not completely black as it was only a partial eclipse here.

Susie x

The Best Ball Boys In The World!


Billed as the 'best ball boys in the word', the obedient dogs proved to be better than the real thing

Now you all know that I love Tennis and Dogs and Treacle is very keen on Tennis Balls.  Take a look at this article and the video in the article.  They are sooooo cute!  If it was Treacle, of course, she would be running off with the Tennis balls and you wouldn’t get them back!!!!!!!

Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetova were recently treated to canine ball boys during a warm-up match

It made me smile.

Hugs, Susie x

April Already!

Yes I got them again this morning!  Eldest and Youngest still asleep and I rushed in at 6.45am to say that it was 10.00am and we had all overslept, get up quick!!!!  Eldest sat up and then looked at the clock and groaned at me and Youngest was getting up until I pointed out the real time!!!!! I think it helped putting the hour forward as no-one is sure what time it really is at the moment.  But I got them, I really did have them going!!!!!!!!!!

I have had a couple of days of lots of work and one or two other things to do but I am determined not to get behind, once I do it just gets worse so I am going to keep on top of it.  We are going away for the Easter break and we all can’t wait so I need to make sure that things don’t get behind.  However I have broken my resolution of getting some quilting done each week!!!!!  But I may be able to get caught up with that whilst we are away.

Okay so who can tell me where January, February and March went to?  The first quarter of 2014 has gone and I really don’t know where its gone to.  I know I have been busy and lots of things have been happening but three months already?  Wow before we know it summer will have gone and it will be the big run to Christmas.  Now how many days are left? (267 apparently!!!!!!!!)

So on that note I think I am going to do a Second Quarter Resolution!!!!!!!  Yep it is not only for New Year, you can be resolute any time of the year! Everything I planned to do in January, February and March is now transferred to April, May and June BUT I am going to do them this time!!!!!  I always think the first quarter of the year can be hard.  Its dark, often cold and you really want to hibernate (well I do) but as April opens the weather is getting better, the nights are lighter and the garden is coming to life so on that note I am off to get some jobs done that I have put off.  Well after the basket of ironing I still need to do!!!!!!!!!!

Have a Thoughtful Tuesday

Susie x

Found this on the Web, quite appropriate for me!!!!!

I Am An X-Phile!

Yes it has been Twenty Years since this programme first appeared on our TV screens, in fact on BBC 2 in this country!  It was seen as being a niche market programme not suitable for the main BBC channel.  For those of us who like these sort of programmes instead of the endless soaps or, at the time, lots of home makeover shows, The X-Files was (and is) amazing!

Who didn’t want to be Scully or Mulder!  The story lines were different to anything else being shown on TV at the time and they were the first to have this male/female business partners but really wanted to be more story line!

At the time we had video players and I always recorded the episodes to watch again and again, until the tapes failed! 

Some of my most favourite episodes are Squeeze, Dod Kalm, Humbug, Anasazi, Clyde Bruchman’s Final Repose, How The Ghosts Stole Christmas; hell I like all of them!

In January this year DH bought me a late Christmas Present, the complete collectors edition of the X-Files!  Seasons 1-9 and Fight The Future Film!  I have been watching my way through the Seasons whilst doing my ironing (I have to watch something when ironing!) and I have just started Season 9!  The best thing about this is that when I have finished I can go back and start again from Season 1!!!!

This week Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were celebrating the 20th Anniversary!  It really can’t be 20 years can it?  However they are talking about a new film and I will definitely be at the cinema if they do.  It would be great if they brought the show back but it would have to have all the same writers, producers, directors etc for it to be the same!  They would also have to come up with a way to bring back the Lone Gunmen, but I am sure as it is the X-Files they could do it!

So Happy 20th Birthday X-Files and don’t forget

The Truth Is Out There


Trust No One

Hope you like the green writing, it just had to be green!!!!!

Susie x